IDEA ALLEY: A simple and scrumptious banana pudding

For the previous eight months, a lot of you have got been asking me about one of the best vanilla waffle to exchange Jackson’s.

The subject turned out to be rather more than I can cowl in Concept Alley, so I wrote a function article on Vanilla Waffles – Tasting 10 Nationwide and Regional Manufacturers and Attempting Selfmade. You’ll be able to learn all about it in at this time’s cowl story. One factor lacking from that story is a banana pudding recipe.

We revealed the recipe on the again of Jackson’s packaging just a few months in the past, so I will not repeat it once more. As an alternative, I am sharing the recipe I used to check how the do-it-yourself vanilla wafers held up.

It is indulgent, bordering on decadent — in all senses of that phrase — but additionally fast and simple. And completely scrumptious.

I wish to make this with butterscotch or caramel pudding if I can discover these flavors in native shops. Sadly, they don’t seem to be that straightforward to search out nowadays – they could even be the best way of Jackson Cookie Co. smashed in – so I will keep on with vanilla. Diehard banana followers would possibly need to attempt banana-flavored pudding for a double dose.

Straightforward banana pudding

  • 2 ½ cups of chilly milk
  • 2 packing containers (3.4 ounces) prompt pudding combine (vanilla, caramel, or butterscotch)
  • Beneficiant pinch of salt (two pinches if utilizing caramel or butterscotch flavour)
  • ½ cup sweetened condensed milk (I like to make use of the type within the resealable bag)
  • 2 cups of heavy whipping cream
  • 3 to 4 simply ripe bananas
  • 12 ounces vanilla wafers

In a big bowl, utilizing an electrical mixer, beat the chilly milk, pudding combination, and salt till thickened. Pour within the condensed milk and whisk collectively.

In a separate bowl, whip the heavy cream till stiff peaks kind. Add a beneficiant spoonful of whipped cream to the pudding and stir to lighten it. Gently fold in half of the remaining whipped cream. Set the remaining whipped cream apart.

Peel and slice the bananas. Maintain just a few slices for adorning the highest of the pudding.

Put aside a handful of wafers to embellish the highest of the pudding.

Line the underside of a giant dish or eight to 10 particular person dishes with a layer of vanilla wafers. High the waffles with a layer of sliced ​​banana. Cowl with a layer of pudding. Repeat stacking waffles, bananas, and pudding till you have used all the pudding. End with the reserved whipped cream. High whipped cream with reserved vanilla wafers and banana slices.

Cowl and refrigerate for two hours earlier than serving.

For 8 to 10 servings.


◼️ A kind of baked cornbread served at Gap within the Wall in Conway for Mary D.

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